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COLUMBUS, Ohio-Jon Diebler picked up his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award in the last available opportunity Monday, the Big Ten Conference announced. Freshman Jared Sullinger earned the league’s freshman of the week award for the 12th time in 17 weeks. Ohio State rookies won the rookie award 14 times this season with Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas each awarded once.

Sullinger also was the Big Ten’s Player of the Week four times, giving Ohio State a total of five for the season.  

Player of the Week

Jon Diebler – Ohio State

Sr. – G – 6-7

Upper Sandusky, Ohio – Upper Sandusky

Ohio State’s Jon Diebler picks up the first Big Ten Player of the Week award of his career after leading the top-ranked Buckeyes to back-to-back wins last week, giving Ohio State the outright Big Ten title. Diebler set a school record and tied the Big Ten record in conference games with 10 three-pointers, scoring 30 points to push the Buckeyes to an 82-61 win at Penn State on Tuesday. The senior made 83 percent of his three-point attempts (10-12) and added five assists in the win. He then poured in 27 points on 8-for-10 shooting, going 7-for-8 from behind the arc in the Buckeyes’ 93-65 win over No. 10 Wisconsin on Sunday. Diebler also posted six rebounds and four assists in the victory. With 355 three-pointers made in his career, Diebler holds the conference and school records in the category.

Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Jan. 24, 2011)

Freshman of the Week

Jared Sullinger – Ohio State

F/C – 6-9

Columbus, Ohio – Northland

Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger earns his 12th weekly award after averaging 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in two wins last week that gave the Buckeyes the outright Big Ten title. For the week, Sullinger shot 54.5 percent (12-for-22) from the field and recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Penn State on Tuesday. In the season finale on Sunday vs. No. 10 Wisconsin, Sullinger recorded 22 points and grabbed eight boards.

Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Feb. 7, 2011)

 

2010-11 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Weekly Honorees

Nov. 15       P: John Shurna, Jr., NU

                  F:  Jared Sullinger, OSU

Nov. 22       P: Trevor Mbakwe, Jr., MINN

                  P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU

                  F:  Jared Sullinger, OSU

Nov. 29       P: Kalin Lucas, Sr., MSU

                  F: Deshaun Thomas, OSU

Dec. 6        P: Jon Leuer, Sr., WIS

                  F:  Jared Sullinger, OSU      

Dec. 13       P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU

                  F: Jared Sullinger, OSU

Dec. 20       P: John Shurna, Jr., NU

                  F:  Jared Sullinger, OSU

Dec. 27       P: Darius Morris, So., MICH

                  F:  Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH

                  F:  Jared Sullinger, OSU

Jan. 3         P: Demetri McCamey, Sr., ILL

                  P: E’Twaun Moore, Sr., PUR

                  F: Jared Sullinger, OSU

Jan. 10       P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU

                  P: Ryne Smith, Jr., PUR

                  F: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU

Jan. 17       P: Draymond Green, Jr., MSU

                  F:  Aaron Craft, OSU

Jan. 24       P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU

                  F: Jared Sullinger, OSU

Jan. 31       P: Darius Morris, So., MICH

                  P: Talor Battle, Sr., PSU

                  F: Jared Sullinger, OSU

Feb. 7         P: Jon Leuer, Sr., WIS

                  F: Jared Sullinger, OSU

Feb. 14       P: Jordan Taylor, Jr., WIS

                  F: Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH

Feb 21        P: E’Twaun Moore, Sr., PUR

                  F: Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH

Feb. 28       P: JaJuan Johnson, Sr., PUR

                  F: Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH

March. 7     P: Jon Diebler, Sr., OSU

            F: Jared Sullinger, OSU